Monday, November 7, 2011

Gentiana clausa, Closed Gentian, amongst the Fern Valley plants in Polyhouse 8

What a beautiful plant. I've been watching them for months now and today was the day for them to get their pictures taken. This is one of the Gentians that it's possible for regular gardeners to grow here in the mid-Atlantic. It doesn't like drought but doesn't have that aversion to heat that so many Gentians have. While it is purplish at stages of its development, there are times when this is a true blue flower.

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